Careers & Higher Education

The Hurlingham Academy is committed to delivering a robust Careers and HE Guidance programme to all students in years 7-11.

The careers programme enables our young people to explore various career routes as soon as they start their journey at the Academy. The aim of the programme is to provide our students with an understanding of the world of work and support them in making decisions about their future.

All careers activities are developed in line with the Gatsby Benchmarks of Good Career Guidance:

  1. A stable careers programme
  2. Learning from career and labour market information
  3. Addressing the needs of each pupil
  4. Linking curriculum learning to careers
  5. Encounters with employers and employees
  6. Experiences of workplaces
  7. Encounters with further and higher education
  8. Personal guidance

Summary of the careers programme:

The impact of the careers programme is regularly assessed by short post-activity feedback forms as well as larger end-of-year surveys. The careers team value student feedback and strive to implement student suggestions in planning of future activities. The impact of our careers programme is further measured through the destination data by looking at the number of post-16 leavers going into further education, employment or training.

For more information about our careers programme, please contact our Careers Leader Melissa Mackay (and Careers and HE Coordinator) on 020 7731 2581 or

Providers who wish to contribute to our careers provision may find further information in our Provider Access Policy.

Careers Curriculum Map 2023-24

The careers curriculum is reviewed on a termly basis (Autumn, Spring and Summer Audit). October 2023, March 2024  and June 2024.


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